300 Clifton

300 Clifton - the Historic Eugene J. Carpenter Mansion and Event Venue with Prime Downtown Minneapolis Location 

In beautiful Loring Park, you’ll find 300 Clifton -- a lovingly restored bed and breakfast where there’s no shortage of stories to be told. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be charmed by the endless period details, many of which have been preserved from the late 19th Century. This Queen-Ann Victorian-turned-Georgian-Revival estate was built by famed architect Edwin Hewitt in 1887, and it was the illustrious home of lumber baron and arts philanthropist Eugene Carpenter and his wife Merrette. The hosts of 300 Clifton, will fascinate you with endless tidbits and tales from the property’s past -- but the stories you’ll love the most are the ones you can create while staying at this unique and memorable property. 

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An architectural gem steeped in history, yet perfectly appointed for the modern traveler. 

What it's like

Just one look at 300 Clifton, and you’ll understand why this property is noted on the National Register of Historic Places. As you explore the beautiful estate and its gorgeous grounds, you’ll experience the ideal balance of rich history and modern convenience. Business travelers, couples, staycationers, event guests and more will discover the perfect mix of material comforts, stunning period details and personal service at this highly historic bed and breakfast. Rich wood panels, ornate fixtures, lush lawns and other incredible sights make 300 Clifton a lodging choice that’s as beautiful as it is memorable. 

Independent spirit

A property that’s an essential part of the area’s history -- with service that makes guests feel just as important

Small touches

The on-property hosts make every stay at 300 Clifton feel special, personal and unique. John provides a historic house tour that helps explain and contextualize the incredible past of a property that’s seen so much in its 130+ years. The property has a year-round hot tub, private parking on property, formal gardens, laundry facilities, high-speed internet/WiFi and a delicious selection of coffee and tea. Guests can enjoy ultimate relaxation with an in-room massage and rooms offer luxe Intelligent Nutrients USDA Organic Hair Care products. With all of its welcoming details and the warm and personal touch of the hosts -- 300 Clifton tends to feel a lot more like a home than a hotel. 

Eat and drink

Fuel up for adventure daily with a light and refreshing breakfast, which features a selection of juice, coffee and bagels served each morning. Plus, it’s served in the house dining room -- filled with rich history and “if these walls could talk” mystique. 

For other meals, the Loring Park area and Downtown Minneapolis are filled with tempting eateries offering a wide selection of delicious cuisines. 

And more

History, character and attentive service make 300 Clifton an excellent option for special occasions like corporate retreats, reunions, and weddings. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the estate has beautifully unique details that make the property attractive in person and for photos. Because of the truly intimate feel of this B&B, plus its limited number of rooms -- it’s perfect for event buyouts. Guests at 300 Clifton leave with memorable stories and a sense of inspiration, making it the perfect place to hold unforgettable occasions.

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Rooms & Rates

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Guest Services

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Laundry services
  • Private parking on property ($10 per night fee)
  • Non-Smoking

Eat & Drink

  • Coffee & tea with fridge access 

Fitness & Recreation

  • Year-round hot tub
  • Formal gardens

In-room amenities

  • Shared restroom (Standard Rooms)
  • Private restroom (Deluxe & Signature Rooms)
  • Towels
  • Intelligent Nutrients USDA Organic Hair Care products
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blow drier 

Cancellation policy

Reservations must be canceled at least 24 hours prior to arrival to avoid a penalty charge of one night's room and tax.
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